In Baltimore City Cold Spring ramps of JFX to close for...

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April 30, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Cold Spring ramps of JFX to close for roadwork 3 nights

The city Office of Transportation will close two Cold Spring Lane ramps of the Jones Falls Expressway for three consecutive nights, beginning tonight, for milling work on the road.

Affected are the exit ramp from the southbound lanes of the JFX to eastbound and westbound Cold Spring Lane, and the entrance ramp from westbound Cold Spring to the southbound lanes of the expressway.

The closings will take place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., providing the weather cooperates for roadwork.

Man convicted of murder in fatal beating 1 year ago

A Baltimore Circuit Court jury convicted Wessley L. Whiting, 29, of first-degree murder yesterday in the fatal beating of a correctional officer in the victim's East Baltimore home a year ago.

No one witnessed the killing and no murder weapon was recovered in the death April 7 of William Moore Jr., 37, at his home in the 1100 block of Homewood Ave. last year. But prosecutors built a case against Whiting using fingerprints, blood and a cellular phone belonging to Moore, whose skull was crushed.

Whiting, of the 800 block of E. Preston St., is scheduled for sentencing June 24.

Autopsy results awaited for man struck by scooter

Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy on a man who died Sunday, nearly a week after he was struck with a child's scooter during an argument with another man.

Johnnie M. McGinnis, 53, of the 300 block of N. Carey St. was involved in the argument in the 1700 block of W. Lanvale St. when the other man picked up the scooter and used it like a baseball bat to strike him April 23, said Sgt. Michael T. Lear, a homicide investigator.

McGinnis was in fair condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center before his conditioned worsened a few days ago, and he died Sunday afternoon. The autopsy results might determine whether a homicide charge is warranted against the other man, whose identity is known to police, Lear said.

In Baltimore County

Composite sketch released of man wanted in attack

TOWSON - Baltimore County police released a composite sketch yesterday of a man wanted in an attack Friday on a 50- year-old woman in the Wiltondale neighborhood.

A man carrying a knife followed the woman into her home in the 500 block of Sussex Road when she returned from a trip to the grocery store about 10:45 a.m. The woman was cut on the hand during a struggle.

The man drove east on Sussex Road in an older model maroon car. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Rabies clinic tomorrow, other days until mid-June

TOWSON - Baltimore County Health Department will provide rabies shots for dogs, cats and ferrets at outdoor clinics tomorrow through June 16.

Animals receiving shots must be older than 12 weeks and on leashes or in carriers. Aggressive dogs must be muzzled.

The first clinic will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Middle River Middle School, 800 Middle River Road. Information on other dates and locations: 410-887-2723.

Bridge on Phoenix Road to close for construction

SPARKS - Beginning tomorrow, the Phoenix Road bridge, between York Road and Starlightfarm Drive, will be out of service as workers begin rebuilding the 82-year-old span.

While the bridge is closed, traffic will be detoured to Paper Mill and Phoenix roads, or Carroll and Sparks roads.

The bridge project will cost $380,000. It is scheduled for completion in mid-September.

Author of guide for girls in adolescence to lecture

BROOKLANDVILLE - Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends & Other Realities of Adolescence, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Park School, 2425 Old Court Road.

The seminar will address how social hierarchies create situations that lead to bullying, social isolation, abusive relationships and school violence.

Admission is free. Information: 410-339-4145.

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